Information for Schools and Colleges

How to Apply

How to Apply

The application process for the Programme is fully online. In order to apply, follow the steps below.

Step one

Check the PARTNERS Programme eligibility criteria and/or contact us.

Step two

Complete a UCAS form adding the letter 'P' in the 'Further Details' section next to the PARTNERS degree programme(s).

We will not be able to process your PARTNERS application until your UCAS application is fully complete as we need your predicated grades, submitted by your teacher/tutor, to be able to fully assess your eligibility. Therefore, don't submit your PARTNERS application form until you are at the stage to also submit your UCAS form to UCAS.

The 'P' enables our admissions staff to identify PARTNERS applicants. You can apply for up to five courses at Newcastle University through the PARTNERS programme.

Step three

Read the relevant guidelines for making an application to the PARTNERS Programme: Student PARTNERS Application Guidelines 2017/18 (PDF: 267KB) or Teacher PARTNERS Application Guidelines 2017/18 (PDF: 192KB)

While completing the application form, you must select the most relevant member of staff in your school/college to verify your details. If your referee is not available to select, please contact us.

To complete the PARTNERS Programme Online Application you must ensure that you have your UCAS number to hand as you will need to enter this into the form.  

Deadlines for 2018 entry are: 15 October 2017 for Medicine and Dentistry applications, and 15 January 2018 for all other applications.

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Step four

The member of school/college staff you selected as a referee will then confirm your application and provide additional information where necessary. They will complete the reference and send the forms to us. 

Step five

The PARTNERS Team will make a decision as to whether you will be provisionally accepted onto the Programme based on the eligibility criteria

You will be kept up-to-date with the process of your application via email. Please note: If your junk mail filters are set high, the emails we send will go straight into your junk email folder, so please don’t forget to check this folder and then mark us as an approved email address.   

Step six

If you are provisionally accepted, admissions staff will consider your UCAS form and make a final decision as to whether to make you a PARTNERS offer. This will include the successful completion of the PARTNERS Academic Summer School and mean that you have been formally accepted onto the PARTNERS Programme.

In order to take advantage of the PARTNERS offer, you must make the PARTNERS offer your firm choice (CF) through UCAS. You may only make your PARTNERS offer your insurance choice (CI) if your CF is for another course at Newcastle University.

Step seven

You will then be invited to attend a number of PARTNERS Programme events, including the compulsory PARTNERS Academic Summer School.

You must be available for the duration of the Summer School. For students applying to Medicine, Law or Dentistry, we strongly advise that students are also available afterwards to enable them to complete the assessed project work.